What do you think about tools provided by websites where you can exchange languages like penpal-gate, livemocha, palabela, babbel, italki, sharetalk etc ? I mean about the efficiency and the quality of the free lessons, podcasts, dictionaries, classes, vocabulary cards, textual and vocals chats etc. I would like to get critical opinions about those materials and your advice about the more useful part of this system, is it to talk to native speakers, to have the possibility to get texts corrected by natives. I would be glad to get opinions of teachers or didacticians. I’m just a student and a language lover who need to get a better understanding of the subject.
Thanks by advance.